Press Release

Date: 23 June 2015

Local businesses will be put in the driving seat this summer with the launch of Destination Suffolk - a new way to promote local businesses on some of the top visitor information sites in Suffolk

Destination Suffolk is a new dynamic way for local Suffolk businesses to control their own listing, add events and link to existing social media platforms. With 460,000 visitors a year and high Google search rankings, the Visit family of sites owned by Ready to Travel Group (including visit-suffolkcountryside.co.uk and visit-suffolkcoast.co.uk) are some of the most highly visited information sites in the county.

They provide visitors and local Suffolk residents with a wealth of information about the county written by a team of experienced writers. From places to eat and drink and the best coastal walks to idyllic cottages to rent and the top events not to miss, you’ll find everything you need to know about Suffolk.

Until now, the editorial team have been providing short listings for each local establishment; from mid June, local businesses will be able to control their own listings on these sites, update them with forthcoming events or special offers, upload photos and link their page/s to their own social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

This unique, easy-to-use system guides users through each step with helpful tips and advice so posting is quick and easy. And each time a business posts something new it will automatically move to the top of the homepage on the relevant visit site making sure visitors are able to clearly see all the latest news and events.

Lizzie Hammond, Director of Ready to Travel Group says: “This is a wonderful opportunity to make the very most of the visitor spend in Suffolk. We have always done our best to introduce Suffolk visitors to the many wonderful local producers, specialist businesses and unique offerings of this unique county. By signing up to Destination Suffolk, local businesses, whether they be a restaurant or pub, producer or venue owner can also add special events and promotions, news, views and pictures. Links to their Facebook and Twitter pages and own website will give them access to over 460,000 unique visitors a year and the more they post the higher their profile will be ”

For a limited time only, Destination Suffolk is offering a three-month free trial so businesses can see for themselves the benefits of this fantastic, new interactive service. After the three months, the cost will be £9.99 plus VAT for a month or £79.99 plus VAT for a year’s subscription.

For further information please email or call 01394 389183